Arthur Granville Dewalt

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Arthur G. Dewalt
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 13th district
In office
March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1921
Preceded by John H. Rothermel
Succeeded by Fred Benjamin Gernerd
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate
In office
1902–1910
Personal details
Born (1854-10-11)October 11, 1854
Bath, Pennsylvania
Died October 26, 1931(1931-10-26) (aged 77)
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Lafayette College

Arthur Granville Dewalt (October 11, 1854 – October 26, 1931) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Biography[edit]

Arthur G. Dewalt was born in Bath, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the Keystone State Normal School in 1870 and from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, in 1874 and was a member of the Chi Phi Fraternity.

He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1877 and commenced practice at Allentown, Pennsylvania, in 1878. He was district attorney of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, from 1880 to 1883. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1902 to 1910. He was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1904 and 1908, and chairman of the Democratic State committee in 1909 and 1910. He served adjutant of the Fourth Regiment of the Pennsylvania National Guard for ten years.

Dewalt was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fourth, Sixty-fifth, and Sixty-sixth Congresses. He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1920. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1926. He resumed the practice of law at Allentown, where he later died.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John H. Rothermel
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district

1915–1921
Succeeded by
Fred B. Gernerd